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Rising Marketplaces-Malaysia, Thai shares defy broader Asia rally on virus woes

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    * China stocks lead regional rally
    * Japan's Nikkei has greatest day in approximately 3 months
    * Philippine peso continues to be under strain
    * Graphic: Environment Fx costs
    * Asian inventory markets:

    By Shashwat Awasthi
    July 12 (Reuters) - Stocks in Malaysia and Thailand slipped
on Monday, failing to capture a broader rally in Asian markets, as
the investor mood in equally the regions shifted to warning above
climbing coronavirus circumstances and their prospective impact on economic
    Malaysia's principal equity index dipped .4% and yield
on 10-12 months benchmark bonds rose far more than 6 basis
points right after the state documented two consecutive days of document
virus instances.
    The baht was hovering in the vicinity of a 15-month minimal, although
Thai shares dipped up to .3%, following Thailand noticed report
COVID-19 scenarios around the weekend like infected clinical
staff who gained two doses of China's Sinovac vaccine
    Marketplaces were being further discouraged after the Bank of Thailand
warned the economic climate could expand a lot less than forecast, at a time when
surging bacterial infections and deaths have cast doubt more than the nation's
options to reopen to travellers this yr.
    "PM Prayuth's mid-October deadline to entirely reopen Thailand
to vaccinated travellers appears to be to be at danger now, given the
new surge in domestic cases," analysts at Maybank wrote in a
observe to clients.
    With Indonesia and the Philippines also having difficulties to
comprise the virus in the latest months, a sustained financial
recovery continues to be a challenge for Southeast Asia.
    "A important realization is that for most of EM Asia (ex-China) a
fuller and unfettered restoration from COVID will be delayed until eventually
2022," analysts at Mizuho lender claimed, also pointing to a lagging
vaccine rollout.
    Most regional share marketplaces tracked Chinese equities
larger on Monday soon after Beijing's policy easing previous week, though
investors awaited a slew of Chinese information and U.S. inflation
figures, which could throw light on the Federal Reserve's look at
on early tapering.
    Indonesia's benchmark index rose as a lot as .9%,
just before paring some gains to trade .7% greater just after the central
financial institution reduce forecast for 2021 economic progress.

    Most Asian currencies strengthened versus the dollar,
however the peso weakened .2% as the Philippine central
lender dedicated to an accommodative financial policy and a
current market-identified overseas trade rate.
    Stocks in Manila included 1.2% after coronavirus curbs
in sections of the Philippines were calm on Friday.

    ** Malaysia's 10-12 months benchmark yield is up 6.4 basis factors
at 3.258%.
    ** Top rated gainers on the Jakarta stock index involve
Allo Financial institution Indonesia up 25%, Tira Austenite
up 25%, and Lender Bumi Arta up 22.77%.
    ** Top rated losers on FTSE Bursa Malaysia Kl Index
consist of Mr Do it yourself Team M down 2.19%, Hartalega Holdings
 down 1.83%, and IOI Company down 1.34%.
      Asia inventory indexes and                      
      currencies at 0646 GMT                    
 Region   Forex RIC     Fx     Forex    INDE  Stock  Inventory
                    Day by day   YTD %   X      S    S YTD
                      %                  Every day    %
  Japan             -.03   -6.29  <.N2  2.25   4.10
  China                       EC>          
  India             +.24   -1.87  <.NS  0.53   12.81
 Indones            +.28   -3.07  <.JK  0.77   1.80
   ia                              SE>          
 Malaysi            +.02   -4.01  <.KL  -0.29  -6.83
    a                              SE>          
 Philipp            -.20   -4.13  <.PS  1.16   -3.16
  ines                              I>          
 S.Korea                      11>          
 Singapo            -.09   -2.28  <.ST  0.28   10.42
   re                               I>          
 Taiwan             +.30   +1.71  <.TW  0.87   20.92
 Thailan            -.12   -8.10  <.SE  -0.03  7.06
    d                              TI>          
 (Reporting by Shashwat Awasthi, Editing by Sherry
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